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I have heard so many good things about goat’s milk soap. I have heard how wonderful it is for your skin. Just like anything, though, they aren’t all created equally. When I learned about Girly Goats Handcrafted Goat’s Milk soap I knew it was something I must try!
The goat’s milk for Girly Goat’s comes from their herd of Nubian Dairy goats. Gwendolyn, Olivia, and all the other “girls” provide the fresh milk daily. No hum drum mass produced products here! They even milk the girls by hand, and their milk is used exclusively in their soaps. Each bar is hand poured and hand cut. They use natural ingredients including honey from their local beekeeper! Their soaps are cured for a minimum of 4 weeks before they are packaged for their customers.
Just reading about the processes that Girly Goat’s uses and the care they take to use natural ingredients and choosing to use honey from their local beekeeper rather than honey from an unknown source (because do we really know from where the honey on the store shelves came?) told me that they are unique and truly care about every part of their soap making process. In fact, even the cute packaging for the soaps is made from all recycled materials!
For my review I received a bar of Oatmeal Honey Goat’s milk soap. If the goat’s milk soap alone wasn’t appealing enough, the combination of oatmeal and honey as well definitely sounded amazing! I know they both have many benefits to the skin as well! Reading over the ingredient list I just knew it was going to be a skin soothing combination – it has Coconut Oil and Olive Oil as well!
The bar of soap was a very nice size – almost as big as my hand. It is beautifully ridged, and the oatmeal gives it a very nice texture as well! It also smells really good! We have been using it for a little over two weeks now, and there is still plenty left! It doesn’t seem to just dissolve over time like some soaps can. You may understand what I mean. It seems like every time you go in the shower or to your sink (or wherever the bar of soap may be) it is smaller than it was the last time you used it despite the fact that you hadn’t used it since then! My husband has been using this soap just as much as I have, so I’m really impressed with the longevity of the bar!
We both really enjoy the scent and texture and just as I expected from such a combination of ingredients and the goat’s milk – it leaves my skin very soft! The oatmeal gives it a little bit of an exfoliating touch but without the harsh texture. It is really refreshing. They noted on their website that it is a customer favorite, and I can see why. I think it is such a great combination! Not only am I avoiding harsh ingredients (which you probably know I tend to avoid regardless), but I’m also soothing my skin with many helpful ingredients. I think this is particularly important as the weather drops like it did over the past few days and my skin is more prone to getting more dry than usual.
I’m definitely glad I got to try the Girly Goat’s Oatmeal Honey Goat’s milk soap. I love that they are a company that supports natural living and puts a lot of care into their products and that they offer education, too! They offer local classes on soap making! How great is that? If I lived in Springfield, TN, I would definitely attend one! Their soaps would make great Christmas gifts for just about anyone on your list, so you should definitely head over to their soap store to check them out!
Disclosure I received the products mentioned from School of Wash to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% my own.
School of Wash offers a variety of handmade bath products for the whole family. For my review I received something for everyone – including the pets! Because I love lavender I was sent products with lavender combination scents to try. When I learned they use essential oils for the lavender combinations I was even more excited since I try to stick to essential oils since they are natural. I LOVE essential oils! After looking further I learned they offer a wide variety of products with essential oils!
When I received the package I was thrilled! Everything smelled so good! I received bubble bath for the kids, body wash for my husband, pet perfume for the pets, and a wonderful foot scrub for myself. I might be a little partial to the foot scrub because it made me feel pampered. 😉
The Kids Handmade Super Foaming Bubble Bath comes in the cutest little container. It is a Lavender Vanilla scent, which I love. That is probably one of my favorite scent combinations. I only needed to pour a little in to make plenty of bubbles for the kids to enjoy! They lasted during our 3 year olds whole bath, too, which is nice because that doesn’t always happen!
My husband received the Lemon Lavender Handmade Body Wash for men. I am generally not a fan of lemon, but this combination surprised me. I actually liked it so much I used some myself! I really like how the texture of this body wash is a little thick and not runny. Yes, I let my husband use it, too! He enjoys it as well. You don’t have to use a lot, either, which is always a bonus.
I received the Lavender Vanilla Handmade Whipped Pumice Foot Scrub for myself. It has a very thick texture and exfoliates nicely. It even lathers a bit, and my feet feel really clean and soft after. Of course, I love the lavender scent! I have never used a scrub with pumice, and it makes quite a difference! I really enjoy the texture and results of this foot scrub!
Our pets received the Lulu’s Pet Spritz in the Lavender Vanilla Scent. This is a much needed product because we are not able to bathe our dog as often as we would like! She is too big to fit in our tiny shower, and the kids’ tub has a sliding door, so we can’t manage to get her in there either. So we have to tie her up and wash her with the hose while she freaks out about it or resort to taking her to the self-serve dog wash. It’s really not a fun ordeal. So, a little freshening up in between is a great solution! Plus, it’s gentle enough to use on our cat, too! Now they can both smell good!
I love that School of Wash is a small mom and daughter owned business. They make the products fresh upon ordering. Their products are Paraben-free, Talc-free, SLS-free, Sulfate-free, and contain no dyes!